Nassau Democrats declare victory for state Sen. Thomas in NY's 6th District
Nassau County's Democratic Committee and New York Democratic Chairman Jay Jacobs have declared incumbent state Sen. Kevin Thomas as the winner in the New York's 6th District.
Thomas is facing Republican Dennis Dunne Sr. for the state Senate seat. As of Monday, the contest was nearly tied, with thousands of absentee ballots still to be counted, according to Newsday.
Jacobs says he is making the declaration based on absentee ballots that have been counted so far, and "the Democratic enrollment advantage in the ballots yet to be opened."
Thomas also released a statement declaring victory, saying, "I am deeply honored to be reelected by the residents of the 6th Senate District. Following a very close election in 2018, I am thrilled to have won a larger margin this year, and I know that is because of my hard work fighting for this community, Long Island, and all of New York State. I look forward to continuing my efforts to build a stronger, fairer, more prosperous Long Island and New York State, and I thank the voters for their support.”
Thomas is seeking reelection to his second term in the state's 6th District.
Dunne's campaign has not commented.